Private use of social media advice provided to employees

James Smith made this Government Information (Public Access) request to NSW Department of Education as part of a batch sent to 204 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by NSW Department of Education.

Dear NSW Department of Education,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I request documents related to the ten most recent instances where an employee has sought information, advice, guidance, or opinion on their social media use in a private capacity.

I limit the scope of documents to:
- the original request from the employee
- the agency/department's response
- any follow-up questions and response
- only those sent to a relevant HR / conduct / social media (or similar) team (rather than managers across all areas of the organisation)
- where the original request was created in the last 2 years

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

DECinfo, NSW Department of Education

Dear Mr Smith,

Thank you for contacting the NSW Department of Education.

Please see information below about accessing information from the Department.

For your enquiry, please contact the Departments Information Access Unit directly on:
T 02 9561 8100
E [DEC request email]

Also, please link to the Information Access Application Form: ut-us/information-access/how-to-access-information/gipa-access-applicform.pdf

Lisa Faddoul
Schools and Community Senior Information Officer
Communication & Engagement - Strategic Communication
T 02 9561 8999  |  E [email address]
NSW Department of Education

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Mostly I classify a response like this one to say "clarification requested" because the agency has told the applicant that some more information (and money!) is needed before the request will be processed. This time, I have put the response in the category of "refused" because it is two months when the agency has responded and the applicant has not made a follow-up. This does not mean that the agency will refuse the request when an application is made in the correct (required) way and although I have made the classification of "refused", the applicant can use this same request page if he wishes to pursue the request.

The GIPA Act of the state of New South Wales says that an applicant must pay a fee before the request will be considered to be a valid request.